Happy Birthday, Alice Babette

Happy Birthday, Alice Babette

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Baker & Taylor
Resolving to enjoy her birthday in spite of Gertrude's apparent forgetfulness, Alice enjoys a day in springtime Paris, where she rides the carousel and watches a puppet show, unaware that Gertrude is cooking up a special surprise. By the award-winning author of the Great Ideas series.

Perseus Publishing
It’s Alice’s birthday! But her friend Gertrude seems to have forgotten. No matter, Alice goes out and enjoys her day just the same. A beautiful spring afternoon in Paris — what could be better? Little does she know that her dear friend has a few surprises up her sleeve.

While Alice spends the day walking around Paris — riding a carousel in the park and watching a puppet show — Gertrude turns her attention to the kitchen. She is determined to make a lavish dinner with all of Alice’s favorite things and write a poem to match the occasion.

But the lure of the perfect poetic line proves to be too distracting, and just as Alice’s day takes an exciting and unexpected turn, Gertrude’s big dinner falls all to pieces. The poem turns out beautifully, of course, but the house is a bit of a mess. It’s a good thing Alice doesn’t mind cleaning up. And that she has such a good brownie recipe for their guests.

Inspired by the lives of artist Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Monica Kulling’s warm and whimsical narration is perfectly balanced by Qin Leng’s bright and energetic illustrations. This is a sweetly joyful story of love, friendship and creative inspiration.

& Taylor

Deciding to enjoy her birthday in spite of her friend Gertrude forgetting it, Alice spends a delightful day in Paris, where she rides the carousel and watches a puppet show, unaware that Gertrude is planning a surprise for her.

Publisher: Toronto :, Groundwood Books :, House of Anansi Press,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781554988204
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin - Illustrator


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